Change the Course, a first of its kind initiative, is going strong after 5 years.
Our Story
2014

National Geographic, Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) and Participant Media pilot Change the Course, a campaign designed to motivate people to pledge to conserve water, and promises for every pledge made to return 1,000 gallons of water to the Colorado River Basin.


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Corporate Partners Engaged
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Projects Supported
2B+
Gallons Restored
2016

Building off the success of the Colorado River Basin pilot campaign, Change the Course expands to a nationwide initiative. Now led by BEF, the initiative hits the marks of engaging and inspiring over 250,000 individual to pledge to conserve water.


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Corporate Partners Engaged
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Projects Supported
5B+
Gallons Restored
2017

The US Water Alliance awards the US Water Prize to Change the Course at the One Water Summit in New Orleans. The award celebrates innovative and sustainable approaches to water management.


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Corporate Partners Engaged
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Projects Supported
10B+
Gallons Restored
2019

Change the Course continues to be a platform for sponsors to address their water footprints, support on the ground water projects, and engage their stakeholders in water conservation and restoration.


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Corporate Partners
57
Projects Supported
12B+
Gallons Restored